Ffestiniog Railway

Ffestiniog RailwayThe Ffestiniog Railway was originally built to transport slate from the quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog, but now it takes you on a 13½-mile journey from Blaenau Ffestiniog to the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog. Our historic trains descend over 700 feet from the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. Discover why engineers from around the world visited the Ffestiniog to see how it should be done.

In Porthmadog you can connect with The Welsh Highland Railway which is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from Porthmadog to beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains - hauled by the world's most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives - climb from sea level through the spectacular Aberglaslyn Pass to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before dropping dramatically down the steep hillside beside Llyn Cwellyn to reach Waunfawr and on to Caernarfon.

Please see the website for detailed timetables and fares.